Preferred Citation: Dollenmayer, David B. I also honor the memory of Professor Krystyna Pomorska, whose interest in Futurism was a source of inspiration. A special debt of gratitude is owed to Professor Heinz D. Osterle of Northern Illinois University for two thorough, critical, and immensely helpful readings of the entire manuscript. Finally, this book would not have been possible without the constant encouragement and infinite patience of my wife, Linda Pape.
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Rosanna Warren's 'Fables' about poetry
As a literary critic, Rosanna Warren likes to be coy. Or so it seems from her "Fables of the Self: Studies in Lyric Poetry," a book of essays that the author - also a classics scholar, translator and an award-winning poet - calls an "occult autobiography," although it reveals little about her. That's because "Fables" is intended to flout prevailing notions of the memoir - namely, the disclosure of gossipy details about the author's life. In the preface, Warren - who is the daughter of "All the King's Men" novelist Robert Penn Warren and his wife, novelist Eleanor Clark - teases readers by referring to her famous parents, but then she declines to give details to let us know them, or her, in any depth. Written in a formal, didactic style, her essays - some of which first appeared as lectures or in academic journals - are sandwiched between opening and closing chapters in which she lightens her pedagogic tone and writes in the first person.
New Criticism was a formalist movement in literary theory that dominated American literary criticism in the middle decades of the 20th century. It emphasized close reading , particularly of poetry , to discover how a work of literature functioned as a self-contained, self-referential aesthetic object. The work of Cambridge scholar I.